FIU vs. Old Dominion - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Old Dominion Monarchs (1-7) at FIU Golden Panthers (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm (FIU Stadium)
The Line: FIU Golden Panthers -15 -- Over/Under: 48
The Old Dominion Monarchs and Florida International Panthers meet Saturday in college football action at FIU Stadium.
The Old Dominion Monarchs could use a victory here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Old Dominion Monarchs have lost each of their last five road games. Stone Smartt is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 833 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions. Smartt and Messiah deWeaver have combined for two touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Eric Kumah and Kesean Strong have combined for 325 receiving yards on 36 catches while Steven Williams has 12 receptions. The Old Dominion Monarchs ground game is averaging 92.1 yards per contest, and Strong leads the way with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Old Dominion is allowing 29.3 points and 356.6 yards per game. Lawrence Garner leads the Old Dominion Monarchs with 73 tackles, Juwan Ross has 3.5 sacks and Kaleb Ford-Dement has two interceptions.
The Florida International Panthers look for a nice home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Florida International Panthers have won their last four home games. James Morgan is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,408 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Morgan has two touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Austin Maloney and Shemar Thornton have combined for 696 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Tony Gaiter IV has 25 receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 194.2 yards per contest, and Anthony Jones leads the way with 599 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, FIU is allowing 26.5 points and 380.4 yards per game. Jamal Gates leads the Florida International Panthers with 53 tackles, Alexy Jean-Baptiste has 2.5 sacks and Rishard Dames has three interceptions.
The Monarchs are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games in November, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Monarchs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 10-4 in Golden Panthers last 14 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Monarchs last 9 games overall.
The Old Dominion Monarchs have covered seven of their last 11 games as a double-digit underdog. The Florida International Panthers have failed to cover seven of their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. The Old Dominion Monarchs have no offense to speak of, as they've scored 17 or less points in six of their last seven games and have one of the worst running games in the country. The Florida International Panthers have played their best ball by far at home and have shown more flashes recently of being the team we thought they'd be before the season. It's FIU and the chalk or pass for me.